Experience abstract contemporary sculptures, enticing gardens, and a legendary studio.
Down an enticing driveway, between a stainless steel cockatoo, bright yellow crest glinting in sunlight and a quietly subdued abstracted sculptural ancient ammonite you’ll find the legendary studio of Swiss-Australian sculptor Ulric Steiner. A studio where ideas are turned around, beaten out, melded and welded to produce an array of dazzling contemporary sculptures to grace interiors and exteriors, corporate and domestic spaces. During the Arcadian Artists Trail, Ulric opens his studio and garden to fellow artists to provide an ideal environment to exhibit an exciting range of art and craftworks.
Our Location-Ulric Steiner’s studio
CONTEMPORARY, INTERIOR, EXTERIOR
STAINLESS STEEL SCULPTURES
38 Calderwood Rd, Galston, NSW 2159, Australia
- Dramatic stainless steel sculptures
- Unique felted homewares & garments
- Studio glass and glass jewellery
- Bold acrylic and mixed media paintings
- Hand made glass beads and jewellery
When you amble down a steep driveway flanked by huge, dramatic stainless steel sculptures peering out of the bush, you know you have arrived at Ulric Steiner’s studio. It is nestled in amongst majestic gum trees and is surrounded by magnificent native bushland . The bush is inhabited by a variety of flora and fauna, which are a source of Ulric’s inspiration for his awe-inspiring and elegant stainless steel sculptures. Be it a sulphur crested cockatoo or a shiny, hand beaten stainless steel snail, Ulrich’s unique stainless steel pieces are elegant and sensitive.
“I am delighted with small personal commissions as well as huge public artworks,” says Ulric who hails from Europe originally but is clearly at one in the Australian bush.
Brigitte Ehrat is a talented jeweller whose fun jewellery pieces are unique yet wearable.
“I feel that every bead has its own story to tell and I try to express that story in a unique way,” says Brigitte. “Most of my pieces are ‘one of a kind’ some in more subtle ways than others. We are all unique and beautiful in our own way so it makes sense to me that the jewellery we wear expresses that either through colour or design or both!”
So if you wish to wear your art, Diana Booth’s one-off creations are as unique as you are! She has developed her skills with felting so fuses wool and fine Merino wool to create superb materials which she fashions into magnificent garments. Her latest collection which will be exhibited exclusively at this year’s Arcadian Artists Exhibition reflects her love of colour and design.
“There is no limit to the choice of colour combinations – no limit to the imagination,” she says.
Rhondda Retallack welcomes the challenge when a client comes to her with a special request. Whether for her glass jewellery or for a decorative or functional piece of glass, Rhondda loves to see the look on a happy client’s face when it come to fruition.
Jessika Steiner creates contemporary acrylic and mixed media paintings.
SOLID STAINLESS STEEL SCULPTURE TECHNIQUE
Creating a solid stainless steel sculpture requires a labour intensive technique. Like carving a block of marble, fusing strips of stainless steel with a welder till the required shape is achieved is painstaking for each individual sculpture, resulting in an elegant finish and an artwork which will last until the next5millennium.
There is of course no comparison with bronze casting, where a model is made of soft clay or plaster, and is used perhaps hundreds of times to cast copies of the same piece.